Known to many as Big Sky Country, Montana has a reputation for being an outdoor adventurers’ paradise. After all, the state lays claim to must-visit destinations like Glacier National Park and the Lewis and Clark Caverns, as well as a portion of Yellowstone National Park – but there’s a lot more to Montana, like thriving cities, cool college towns and historic attractions that date back to the mid-1800s, when gold was first found in the state.
Intrigued? Below you’ll find the five most affordable cities in Montana, but please keep in mind: These cities aren’t necessarily just the cheapest places in the state. Instead, we looked at the average cost of living, as well as key components such as transportation, housing, dining options and utilities. From this, we looked for cities that offered a nice balance between affordability and quality of life. Check ‘em out: